To celebrate The Broad’s first summer, the museum today announced two major public programming series, inspired by artists in the Broad collection and The Broad’s first special exhibition, Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life. The late-night series Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings at The Broad will animate important influences of leading contemporary artists through music and performance, fluctuating between happenings, salons and productions. The film series Doll Parts, inspired by Cindy Sherman’s darker works, will examine the iconography of the artist’s photographic practice, showcasing influences, like minds and apparent heirs to her evolving body of work.
Co-curated by independent curator and writer Bradford Nordeen and director of editorial operations at Pitchfork Brandon Stosuy, the Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings at The Broad series will be held one Saturday night a month and will occupy various spaces throughout the museum and public outdoor plaza. A constellation of thrilling musicians, performers and multimedia artists will take their thematic calling from the many guises of Cindy Sherman, as well as Pop art and works of the 1980s and 1990s that helped shape the underground, rave and downtown Manhattan cultures. The series features performances by Rostam Batmanglij, the Haxan Cloak (DJ Set), Richard Hell, Perfume Genius, Sophie and more. Tickets to Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings also include access to the full museum, including the Cindy Sherman special exhibition.
Also curated by Bradford Nordeen, the Doll Parts film series will take place every other Thursday night throughout the summer in The Broad’s Oculus Hall. The series looks to reframe the Cindy Sherman exhibition, expanding on ideas present in Sherman’s work through an innovative program of international films, artists’ tapes and music videos. Film highlights include Sherman’s Office Killer, Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life (for which the Cindy Sherman exhibition was named), Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu and many more. Tickets to the Doll Parts films also include same-night access to the Cindy Sherman exhibition.
About The Broad Museum
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collection and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library.